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Original Theatrical Production by ACT on May 10, 11 & 12

Willimantic CT, May 8, 2018 - The public is invited to E*Nuf: Stopping the Desensitization of the American Heart, an original play in the docudrama style written and performed by students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) arts magnet high school. Performances are scheduled on Thurs., Fri. and Sat., May 10, 11 and 12, 2018, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., May 12, at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.

E*Nuf’s subject matter is for mature audiences and not suitable for young children.

E*Nuf addresses the frustrations, fears and sorrows of many Americans in response to the public’s desensitization to violence, social injustices, natural disasters and social ills. E*Nuf attributes this desensitization to the overconsumption of news media in the form of television, internet articles and social media. 

 Using real-life news headlines, interviews and historic documents, student actors will recreate the movements and sounds of actual tragedies and events seen in the media. The words and individuals in these media stories have become the characters in this production.

“I’m so incredibly proud of this play,” said junior acting student Naremean Aumaree. “Everyone really came together to make this play … It’s so powerful and impactful. We’re excited to get the audience involved, too!”

The cast includes senior India Arriola, Hampton; senior Jocelyn Hoagland, Windham; senior Tayon Kulos, Norwich; senior Mary Neal, Windham; senior Blake Peterson, Pomfret; junior Joshua Grover, Windham; junior Malia Peres, Windham; sophomore William Beaudry, Windham; sophomore Maria Bonanno, Uncasville; sophomore Aurora Buswell, Andover; sophomore Sierra Cunningham, Windham; and sophomore Jillian Romagnano, Putnam. Cast members who will also stage manage include junior Sierra Ings, Canterbury; junior Naremean Aumaree, Willimantic; and junior Katelynn Goodyear, Canterbury. Sophomore Bailey McMaster, Plainfield, will stage manage.

E*Nuf is a collaboration among students and faculty from ACT’s Audio/Visual, Lighting Design, Set Construction and Costume departments.

Regular tickets for E*Nuf are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for alumni and military. For tickets, call the Capitol Theater Box Office at 860-465-5636 or visit the Box Office prior to show time for walk-up ticket sales (cash or check only).

ACT, which is administered by EASTCONN, is a four-year, arts magnet high school, located in the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Willimantic. Visit www.eastconn.org/ACT to learn more. EASTCONN is a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980.